Reflections

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David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences.  He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
Frank Buschmeier and the others were loaded onto trucks the following day and sent to a local base. The guys were...
Kelly Kuwayama feels that the war changed him because he met so many Japanese Americans. It was the first time seeing...
Masaji Inoshita asked the man [Annotator’s Note: the man who helped Inoshita’s family when they were being interned]...
Joseph Motil had a feeling that the soldier he was next to was run over by his own tank. Motil got to England and he...
Frank Buschmeier got seven letters in one day at Stalag Luft IV. One of the men volunteered to read his letters for him...
[Annotators Note: Because of audio problems the interview is picked up mid story.] William Dabney was able to marry his...
Masaji Inoshita asked for early retirement [Annotator’s Note: from the army]. He was told that he was needed. They were...
During one of his breaks in Sicily, Frank Mancuso wrote a letter that was never answered. When he came back to the...
Raymond Wells was by himself with a .30 caliber machinegun and took out three enemy snipers. He moved to San Pietro and...
Meyer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1920. She went to the Ursuline Academy there. She was listening to the...
Ralph Crump [Annotators Note: For the first 22:26 of this interview the interviewer and interviewee chat about family...
Rackley did not have much of a relationship with his commanding officer [Annotator's Note: Rackley is referring to his...
Vernon Baker retired in Idaho. One day he got a call from Professor Gibran at Shaw University. He asked what Baker knew...
Kalil does not know what happened to the P-47 pilot. The airmen were taken to a different camp from the infantry. He...
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
For Robert Murphy, returning to Sainte Mere Eglise and making the annual jumps was for his comrades. The guys he served...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] let some of the Red Cross packages go to pot. They would put them in store house...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with John Rogers and the interviewer chatting about Belgium.] John Rogers was all...
They decided to take the treasury from the organization and put it towards charity. They were also going to set up a...
Quintana believes that it is important that people continue to study and research World War II however he does note...
Peterson doesn't know how the war changed him.He has his own views on how things should be. His wife gets on him about...
Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other the...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
Frank Stewart shows the interviewer a photograph that was taken at the naval hospital in San Diego. Bob Day had also...
After the battle they headed to the Aleutians. At this time they had a full air group after adopting guys from Bombing...
The last thing Richard Greer and his fellow Marines did before leaving Guadalcanal was to dedicate a cemetery in honor...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
By 1944 Harold Ward had added some stripes to his arm. Ward was transferred to an AK ship, a big liberty ship [...
Hawk feels that it important that there are museums like The National World War II Museum, so that people remember what...
James understands that movies are made so people think they are interesting. He understands that Hollywood adds its own...

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